Raed Rafei

Interview with Director Raed Rafei

Recently one of our programmers, Alexander Farrow, sat down with Lebanese filmmaker and multimedia journalist, Raed Rafei. With a media practice that spans the registers of journalism and documentary to more experimental forms of storytelling and non-narrativity, Rafei‚Äôs film work is politically kaleidoscopic inasmuch as it is interwoven with personal renderings of identity. Having worked […]

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AFF2017 Recap: The Seven Best Moments

1) Full House at the Castro! If you haven’t been to the Arab Film Festival‘s Opening Night in San Francisco, you don’t know what you’ve been missing: it’s big, bold, and at the Castro, the historical movie theater that holds 1,400 people. And it was our largest opening night attendance to date. Thank you for […]

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Shorts Programs at Arab Film Festival 2017

Lovers of the short form, rejoice! We are excited to share that at this year’s Arab Film Festival will be hosting five short films programs. Check out the full lineup below! Documentary Shorts This program features a diverse assembly of documentary films that include a diverse series of spotlights, from traditional Moroccan Sufi-inspired rock music […]

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